Yellowstone's East Entrance Opens for Winter Season

Yellowstone's East Entrance Opens for Winter Season

Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance is scheduled to open for the winter season today.

According to a media release from the park, only rubber-tracked snowcoaches and snowmobiles will be allowed from the East Entrance to Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge to West Thumb. Steel-tracked vehicles will not be allowed until more snow falls on the route.

Other areas of the park have been opened for winter use with travel restrictions, the release says:

Mammoth Hot Springs-Norris-West Entrance-Old Faithful: commercially guided wheeled vehicles and rubber tracked snowcoaches only.

Norris-Canyon: Commercially-guided rubber tracked snowcoaches only.

South Entrance-West Thumb-Old Faithful: Commercially guided rubber and steel-tracked snowcoaches and snowmobiles.

Park officials say they will continue to monitor other sections of the park and open them to winter use as the snow falls.

Year-round travel is maintained from the park's North Entrance through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City, Montana.

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